Hornsey Historical Society
The Hornsey Historical Society, a charity with about 370 members, covers the history of the old Parish and Borough of Hornsey, now part of the west side of Haringey, North London. Our area includes Hornsey Village; Crouch End; Muswell Hill; some of Highgate; Stroud Green; Harringay; Bounds Green and Wood Green.
Our collection is not digitised, but the catalogue can be downloaded from our website.
We hold bound copies of the local newspaper, The Hornsey Journal, from 1880 – 1970. We also have a very varied collection, including old books and our published books; deeds; diaries; maps; memories; postcards; photographs and anything related to Hornsey’s history. We hold the North Middlesex Photographic Society’s collection of photos of places in Middlesex, and these are being digitised.
It is a small collection, but has unique items which mainly cover the 1880s onwards. We can answer queries by email or post. Once Lockdown measures have been lifted, we will welcome visits to our HQ, the Old Schoolhouse, which was originally built as a National School in 1848.
Announcements about events and opening hours will be posted on our website.